A total solar eclipse will streak across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. In its 70-mile-wide path, people will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into darkness, with trails of light streaming through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.
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A special groundbreaking ceremony took place in Sylvania Township, Ohio, last Sunday: construction is now officially underway for the new Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Toledo, led by Rabbi Yossi Shemtov.
Max Gergel, who graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina in 1942, founded and ran the successful Columbia Organic Chemical Company. A Nobel Prize-winning biochemist once said in a speech that he was encouraged by Gergel, describing him as “an unusually nice man.”
Nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, Laos presents a daunting challenge to new Chabad reps Rabbi Shalom and Tammy Glitzenstein. With poor access both to clean drinking water and electricity, the communist country is plagued by humanitarian issues and struggles to contain the opium trade that thrives thanks to its remote border areas.
Last Friday night was no ordinary one for 1,500 young adults in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Students and young Jewish professionals celebrated Shabbat dinner at the La Rural convention center. They talked and sang and bonded over a three-course catered dinner that lasted until the wee hours of the morning.
On Sunday, June 11th, Chabad @ The Beaches commemorated 14 years of commitment to Jewish life in the Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beaches communities with its annual Gala Dinner and Celebration. Actor and Comedian Mendy Pellin entertained the crowd.
With the conclusion of the Mezuza Bank Project, during which thousands of mezuzas were put up in Jewish homes across Russia, this week a new initiative was announced by Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar: a Tefilin Bank.
If you ask college students around the world what attracted them to their Chabad on Campus center, many will point to the warm family atmosphere. It is only natural therefore, that the annual Chabad on Campus International Kinus is very much a family affair, with accommodations and activities for the entire family and separate programs for Shluchim, Shluchos, and children of all ages.
The former Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, headlined a gala dinner benefiting Chabad of the North Shore in Sydney, at which over $200,000 (AUD) was raised.
When Chabad on Campus International teamed up with Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) International to launch a Bar Mitzvah program, it’s unlikely they would have expected Vienna to be the location for the first graduating group of Bar Mitzvah students.
As the school year comes to a close, people the world over celebrate accomplishments. CTeen is no exception. Dozens of chapters across the globe marked their graduating leaders this June with award ceremonies. From France to California, over elegant luncheons and sit-down dinners, the hard work of the CTeen leaders and volunteers were acknowledged and applauded.
Rabbi Mendy Mangel can’t explain why synagogue enrollment is generally declining throughout the country as fewer people seemingly maintain their Jewish identities. He only knows that the number of those he sees regularly at Chabad Lubavitch of Camden and Burlington Counties in Cherry Hill, N.J., keeps climbing.
Over 200 Chabad emissaries and teen leaders from around the world participated in the 4th Annual CTeen Leadership Retreat and Convention to network, as well as both gain and share insight for the year ahead.
There was barely a dry eye in the room. Standing in the sanctuary before a close-knit group of friends and family who had come from all over the country, Heather Wilde carefully lit a single Shabbat candle and said the appropriate Hebrew blessing. Uncovering her eyes, she smiled at those around her and said, “Good Shabbos!”
Over 200 Shluchim, Shluchos, and teen leaders from around the world participated in the 4th Annual CTeen Leadership Retreat and Kinus, to connect with one another and to gain and share insight for the year ahead.
Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously running social welfare organization in Israel since 1788, hosted a Bat Mitzvah celebration for 42 orphan girls and their families this week in Jerusalem. And while the sight of a mother and grandmother with tears in their eyes was occasionally seen, the joy and smiles could be felt throughout the entire event hall.
Three former Israel Defense Forces’ paratroopers who fought to help liberate the Old City of Jerusalem 50 years ago were honored at Chabad of Northern Virginia with an announcement that more than 200 pair of new tefillin were being donated to Israeli soldiers.
Led by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar, About seventy Chabad rabbis gathered together for a day of learning, davening, farbrenging and special workshops in Moscow.
Americans old enough to remember will forever associate Kent State University with the shootings by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970 at an anti-war protest on campus that left four students dead.
Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, was a guest at the Chabad House in Cusco, Peru, together with a group of about 40 English and American tourists.
Boquete, Panama is a small town in the Chiriqui province in Panama’s interior, little more than thirty miles away from the Costa Rican border. Known for its abundant natural beauty, steady mountain climate, and a currency linked to the American dollar, it is a popular destination for tourists, and North American retirees.
In its continuing efforts to keep up with increasing membership, Chabad of Fountain Hills, led by Rabbi Mendy and Tzipi Lipskier, purchased the former site of Gridleys, a retail store that closed in May.